Tag Archives: 1967

What Happened – December 9

It was on this evening in 1965 that a giant fireball was seen in the sky above the midwest and eastern part of the United States. Hot metal debris fell over parts of Michigan and Ohio, and sonic booms were heard in Pennsylvania. Eyewitness claim that … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 14

It was on this day in 1957 that 100 Mafia members from all over the US, as well as Canada and Italy, held a meeting in Apalachin NY. They were gathering in order to settle some issues arising over a … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 9

It was on this day in 1938 that the Night of the Broken Glass took place in Germany and Austria. The day before a German diplomat had been murdered by a Jewish refugee, and the Nazis used that as an excuse to … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 21

It was on this day in 1797 that the USS Constitution was finally launched by the US Navy into Boston Harbor. (An earlier attempt, the month before, resulted in the ship being stuck before hitting water.) The 44-gun frigate was first used to … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 20

It was on this day in 1947 that the House Un-American Activities Committee started holding hearings in regards to Communist infiltration of the film industry. Ayn Rand, Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan were among the first witnesses, speaking about how the “Red Menace” … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7inbFKJOy_E It was on this day in 1967 that The Jungle Book was released in theaters. Inspired by Richard Kipling’s classic tale, it was the 19th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It would be the last film personally supervised … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 2

It was on this day in 1950 Peanuts was first published. Charles Schulz originally called it Lil’ Folks, but United Features Syndicate forced the name to be changed. First appearing in only seven newspapers, over 350 US papers and 40 foreign papers would carry … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 5

It was on this day in 1861 that flogging was abolished by the US Army.         It was also on that exact same day, in that same year, that the US Government imposed the very first income … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 30

It was on this day in 1971 that Dave Scott and Jim Irwin landed on the moon. While this was the fourth time that the US had put a team on the moon, it was the first time that the Lunar … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 23

It was on this day in 1904 that Charles Menches ran out of dishes while selling ice cream at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO. Eager to keep the tasty treats available to his customers he bought up a … Continue reading

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